Alabama football returned to practice today for its game against Missouri on Saturday. This practice was in basketball shorts and helmets with no pads, as Alabama usually has its heavier practices in the middle of the week. The Crimson Tide was working outside on a warm day.

Here are some observations from the open period:

  • The big news earlier today was that cornerback Trevon Diggs is out for an undetermined period with a broken foot. There’s no official word on who might replace him.
  • That said, the first three cornerbacks through individual drills today, in order, were Saivion Smith, Patrick Surtain Jr. and Nigel Knott. Freshman Josh Jobe was the fourth player through. He was followed by Kyriq McDonald.
  • I don’t know if he’s a candidate to play corner now, but Shyheim Carter continued to do individual drills with the safety (where the star normally does). Carter still had his hand wrapped as we’ve seen for a couple weeks but it hasn’t stopped him from playing.
  • Another injury update: Jonah Williams (ankle) didn’t appear to have a brace on his ankle today. He played Saturday, of course, after being limited last week. Postgame he had a boot on his foot but Alabama often does that as a precaution.
  • The other injury was tight end Kedrick James (high ankle sprain). That left the first two tight ends unchanged (Irv Smith Jr. and Hale Hentges) but the second pairing was now Miller Forristall and sophomore Major Tennison.

Just one period was open today, so that does it for now. We’ll be back with more notes tomorrow.